Crease-proof concealer that really covers, plus seven other beauty buys to simplify your routine.

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated October 14, 2019
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Offering serious help for dark circles, zits, and brown spots, this waterproof liquid concealer covers without looking cakey or creasing throughout the day. Use the curved side for small areas (like blemishes) and the flat side for larger real estate (say, red cheeks). A thin swipe is all you need. In 12 shades.

To buy: $22; ulta.com.

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The cushion hugs your scalp to help all 162 ballpoint tips massage wet or dry hair; it’s also removable for easy cleaning and recycling.

To buy: $12 each; oliviagarden.com.

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No plug? No problem. This lightweight straightener lasts 50 minutes per charge so you can touch up anywhere. Our short-haired tester loved how it perfectly targeted her small pieces.

To buy: $50; kissusa.com.

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To create a luxe scrub, mix a pinch of powder with water and massage into skin using circular motions. Rice starch and baking soda buff away dead cells for a just-left-a-facial feeling.

To buy: $34; marykay.com.

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Finally, a fix for lingering acne marks. This serum contains gentle alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, and turmeric extract to brighten without the burn of some harsher formulas.

To buy: $60; sephora.com.

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A century and a half after its debut, the healing ointment now comes in a new formula: a convenient, less messy stick. Swipe it on dry or irritated spots and be on your way.

To buy: $6; walmart.com.

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It’s nonirritating, thanks to vitamin B3. Use this retinol every night for smoother skin in about a month.

To buy: $39; ulta.com.

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These silky shadows blend easily, but the how-to-apply diagram on the mirror makes the palette a must-have.

To buy: $50; macys.com.